Celebrating more than 40 years of the Pichi Richi Railway
Pichi Richi Railway is a heritage tourist railway and operating museum, running regular heritage train journeys on the oldest remaining section of the famous narrow gauge old Ghan railway. Pichi Richi Railway has its headquarters at Quorn, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. Trains depart from Quorn and Port Augusta.
In 2014, we celebrated 40 years of operation. The railway is operated, maintained and managed by the dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc.
Proudly volunteer-powered since 1973. Would you like to support Pichi Richi Railway?
“Coffee Pot” gathers steam
The last operating engine of its kind in the world, the Pichi Richi Railway’s iconic "Coffee Pot", is building up steam for a return to the rails.
Following a successful test run over Easter, an old favourite is set to return to South Australia’s Pichi Richi Railway within the next 12 months.
ANZAC Ghan photo essay
During WWII, almost 200,000 troops travelled north to Alice Springs on the Central Australia Railway through Quorn. The Quorn Country Women's Association fed these troops in Quorn, and railwaymen from Quorn helped to transport the troops to defend their country. Great Southern Rail has run an Anzac Tribute train ... read more - article courtesy of RM Williams OUTBACK magazine
The Australian Women's Weekly 16 May 1979
This classic article shows how we did it then, and some very dedicated volunteers.
From the Trove of the National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page4875654